Review papers

Kramer, P., & Bressan, P. (2018). Our (mother’s) mitochondria and our mind. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 88-100.

Bressan, P., & Kramer, P. (2016). Bread and other edible agents of mental disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:130.

Kramer, P., & Bressan, P. (2015). Humans as superorganisms: how microbes, viruses, imprinted genes and other selfish entities shape our behavior. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 464-481.

read coverage in BBC Future ("Is another human living inside you?", 18 September 2015)
read coverage in New York Magazine ("Adventures in the science of the superorganism", 5 October 2015)
read coverage in Flavorwire ("The self is a virus, so let’s kick down the barriers of identity", 8 October 2015)
read coverage in The Conversation ("Bad times for good bacteria: how modern life has damaged our internal ecosystems", 8 October 2015)
read coverage in The Week ("At least 1 in 8 of us is carrying around the cells of a twin we consumed in utero", 17 October 2015)
read coverage in Psychology Today ("How microbes, viruses, imprinted genes, etc. shape behaviour", 9 January 2016)


Bressan, P., & Kramer, P. (2015). Human kin detection. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 6, 299-311.

Bressan, P., Mingolla E., Spillmann L., & Watanabe T. (1997). Neon colour spreading: A review. Perception, 26, 1353-1366.